FINE EARLY GEORGE SMITH INCISE CARVED RIFLE.
inv # 01-19593
Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN.
Bbl. 42 1/2″ full oct. Overall length 58″. Extremely nice curly maple stocked flintlock rifle by George Smith, one of the 3 or 4 earliest gunsmiths in the upper Susquehanna area. The rifle has a fine, hand forged early flint lock w/ double set triggers & a 4-piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 4 piercings. The rifle is incise carved to the rear, under & forward of the cheekpiece is also carved in low relief around the bbl. tang, in front of the lock & sideplate panels. The rifle is signed “G.S.” on the top flat. Very attractive early rifle from the school. George Smith was as early as 1795 in east Buffalo Township, Union County PA. PROVENANCE: This very rifle is pictured in the Kentucky Rifle Associate’s first book “The Kentucky Rifle …A True American Heritage in Picture” when it was part of the Dalas C. Ewing collection.